Feb 22, 2017


I am always so thankful for the snowdrops...
they come just when you need them,
when you really need to see a sign
 that Spring is coming...
having garden fresh flowers one again in my home,
delights me to no end...
the little snowdrops
fill this demitasse tea cup...
so small
and yet such a big thing!
"I wonder if the sap is stirring yet,
 If wintry birds are dreaming of a mate,
If frozen snowdrops feel as yet the sun
And crocus fires are kindling one by one:
Sing robin, sing:
 I still am sore in doubt concerning Spring."
~Christina Rossetti.

don't forget to come and enter my giveaway!
I have partnered with Firefly Books
to bring a lucky winner
this great assortment of gardening books!
Just the inspiration
we gardeners need as we await Spring!
Click here to come and enter!
Thanks For Stopping By....

Feb 21, 2017

A Gardeners Giveaway!!!

I am having another giveaway!
I am excited to share that I am partnering with
to bring to you a great giveaway!
 I am super happy to share that this giveaway
is open to my American and Canadian readers!!!
(I have so many North of the border gardening friends!)
This one is just perfect for all of us gardeners
who can't wait for Spring to begin!
a big stack of inspiration!!!
the perfect way to spend the last of these chilly Winter Days...
Day dreaming about our gardens!
A great selection of books!
provided to me by FIREFLY BOOKS
they also carry dozens of other gardening books...
they also have books
 on any of your other favorite subjects

Garden Design
a book of ideas

this book is filled with gorgeous gardens
that will send your imagination into overdrive!!

don't you just want to picnic here?

Big Idea
for Small Spaces...

the perfect book for
small gardens
or small spaces,
like a patio or porch...

full of inspiration
for creative planters!

even a mini pond!

you know this is my favorite!
this book seriously has me swooning!
David Austin
the English Roses

pages of
to die for bouquets...

beautiful illustrations
of the gardens at Albrighton...
gorgeous gardens...

and of course some up close shots of the roses!
this book
 will be on my coffee table for a long time!
So are you ready to win?
to be filled with garden daydreams!
I am going to offer lots of ways for you to enter...
each comment you leave needs to include something from below
and each comment is an entry
so make sure you divide your comments up!
follow me in these places...
My Blog by E-Mail (on my sidebar)
My Blog Folllowers List (on my sidebar)
for even more entries!
share my giveaway on any of your social media platforms
tweet it,  Facebook about it... anything you like,
just tell your friends about my Garden Book Giveaway!
(feel free to grab any image above)
and then come back here
 and in comments tell me where you shared!
each place you share
is another entry for you...
Good Luck to You!

Feb 17, 2017

In My Garden Today....

We had a Beautiful Day Today...
a day that had a hint of Spring in it...
the early Crocus
are a sight for sore eyes each year...

the first day
I have gotten outside to start the Spring Clean up...

 And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.

 ~Percy Bysshe Shelley, "The Sensitive Plant"

big clumps of hyacinth
pushing upward...

Sweet Box
plain and nondescript...
smells amazing,
smells like Spring....
the scent fills the garden...

the Winter Daphne
almost open...
its another early bloomer
with amazing scent...


dazzling in the sun...
what a delight
to spend the afternoon,
in the garden
with dirty hands!
I am linking up to....
thanks for joining me...
Happy Weekend!